Triple Layer Cherry Cheesecake Trifle

3 cups Ritz crackers, coarsely crushed
1 package (8 oz.) fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
1 cup milk
1 package (3 oz.) instant vanilla or cheesecake pudding mix
2 cans (21 oz. each) cherry pie filling
fresh mint sprig

Coarsely crush crackers. Set aside.

Beat softened cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and beat until smooth. Add yogurt, milk and pudding mix and beat until fluffy. Spoon 1/3 the pudding mix into bottom of trifle bowl, sprinkle with 1/3 the crackers, and top with 1/3 the pie filling. Repeat layers until all ingredients are used. Chill until ready to serve (note – the longer the trifle sets the less crisp the crackers will be). Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Serves 12.

NOTE: Make individual servings by using parfait glasses. Better yet, make single servings using a custard cup as a container and ‘right-size’ the portions for better health and nutrition.

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